Speculation over whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may return to their U.K. roots has been reignited by comments from Grant Harrold, former butler to Prince Charles from 2004 to 2011.
Harrold hinted at a possibility that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might contemplate a return to the U.K., after their much-publicized royal departure in 2020. Since their exit, the couple has resided in Southern California, making infrequent trips back to Harry's native country.
Harrold, in a recent interview, suggested, "I'd never say never, it's always possible that one day he might want to come home." He conjectured that Harry might consider acquiring a property in the U.K., particularly if he wanted to make more frequent visits and Meghan preferred staying in the U.S.
"Meghan doesn't really have any family here as such, all her family are in the States and that's where Harry has decided he wants to set up his home," Harrold further elaborated.
Despite his decision to establish roots in the U.S., the Duke is said to retain a connection with his homeland. "He's always going to have an association with the U.K. and would never 'totally want to cut that off,'" Harrold explained.
"He'll always want to keep his fingers in that pie, so to speak. He'll want to have that association with Britain just in case one day he does want to come back and I don't think Harry will want to sever ties," he added, suggesting a possible future homecoming.
Even amid the controversy following their departure, famously termed as 'Megxit,' Harrold opined that Prince Harry would have a desire to return to his homeland. However, he stated uncertainty about the timeline, especially in light of the Harry & Meghan docuseries and Harry's book, "Spare".
Harrold summarized, "It's very possible they could come back to the U.K., however, at this moment in time they seem happy in the States and that's where they want to be."
The couple has recently been in the limelight following an alleged "near catastrophic car chase" during their visit to NYC. While their representative termed it a "relentless pursuit," the NYPD clarified that there were "no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests in regard," indicating an overstatement of the situation.
These speculations and observations were initially reported by The New York Post.